Saturday, October 23, 2010

Recycled Animal Bedding

One of my most favorite things to do is to come up with ideas to save money, or better yet to just not spend any money.  So homesteaders are constantly coming up with ideas, some good some bad. However this one is a good one and I've done this in the past,  this year will be the first year that I will go a step further and GO GREEN with my project. I am running an ad in our local paper offering the service of recycling mulched bagged leaf litter. This time of year it is easy to come by especially after Halloween as most people stuff them big jack o lantern trash bags full of leaves for yard decorations. So i will bring them home and use them as animal house bedding especially for my chickens, I like to have a floor at least 4"  thick of bedding and mulched leaves make wonderful smelling dry bedding that you know is safe.  And the best part is you get to do a service for your community and provide excellent low/no cost bedding for your animals, would make a great kids community project !

1 comment:

~Tonia said...

I hav euse dit for my chickens and goats.. The goats tend to really nibble on them! But it worked really well for the chickens. They scratched through it for a month.. But I only have a few trees in the yard and after that I was out.. Maybe I should do the advertising thing...

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